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Gaelic speaking in Killin; discouraged at school.

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Title - Gaelic speaking in Killin; discouraged at school.
Contributors - William Walker
Reporters - Anne Ross

Summary - Gaelic speaking in Killin; discouraged at school.

Bill Walker's parents and his brother spoke Gaelic. He did not because he was away in the Army for ten years. Everyone in Killin spoke Gaelic when he was a child, and there are still [1964] a few native speakers in the area. When he was at school, Gaelic was discouraged. People thought children would be disadvantaged if they could not speak good English. The schoolmaster, Mr Stevens, probably from Edinburgh, was strongly against Gaelic, but did not punish children for using it.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:16
Date Recorded - 1964.04
Date of Content - 1883 to 1964
Language - English
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 18289
Original Tape ID - SA1964.016
Original Track ID - SA1964.16.A1; SA1964.16.A2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Perthshire
  Parish - Killin
  Village - Killin


Item Location:
  County - Perthshire
  Parish - Killin
  Village - Killin

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